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Poster: midnight sun Date: May 1, 2007 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The sky is falling! Oh, wait, No it is the Ice Caps are melting!! (Non-Dead)

agree

and for the fools that complain about the "costs", even if you don't value your own life or the lives of your offspring, do you not realize that unchecked global warming carries a far greater economic price tag?

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: May 1, 2007 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The sky is falling! Oh, wait, No it is the Ice Caps are melting!! (Non-Dead)

Midnight,

You are absolutely right about the ultimate costs of our inaction. Another point is that there is tons of money to be made transforming our society from a carbon spewing culture to a "green" culture, and after all that is what capitalism is all about.

In a related note, my son, Dylan, is graduating from HS this month. He is getting a free ride from CU Boulder, and of course his mother and I could not be any prouder. His goal is to graduate with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a masters in environmental engineering. Two of the most brilliant people I know, his Grandfather (my Dad), a chem Engineer, and his uncle (my older brother), an enviro engineer, both told him that the field of Environmental Management/Engineering is going to be one of the most important, and lucrative fields of the next century as mankind begins to address this issue and clean up the mess it has made.

Even my father (who retired 15 yrs ago as a senior VP of the worlds 4th largest oil company) recognizes the importance of this issue and believes that our generation will be judged on how we react to and handle global warming. This will be our legacy for good or bad!!

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2007-05-01 23:14:53

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 1, 2007 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The sky is falling! Oh, wait, No it is the Ice Caps are melting!! (Non-Dead)

The stupid oil companies should have jumped on this and started the conversion years ago. But that would have eliminated the need to have boots on the ground in the middle east... Oil prices are our jizya fees.

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Poster: spacedface Date: May 2, 2007 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The sky is falling! Oh, wait, No it is the Ice Caps are melting!! (Non-Dead)

Wasn't the jizyah tax lower than the Roman Empire tax?

Now, who benefits from taxes and is exempt from paying these days? Unfortunately for most of us, there is no free market but instead an artificial system of price supports and payoffs. If markets are to work, goods must reflect actual prices as much as possible.

Yours truly,

Spacedface
Sabbath Goyim and Sons